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Author Topic: Boy, now I'm certified!  (Read 3244 times)

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Offline John Mc

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Re: Boy, now I'm certified!
« Reply #20 on: August 27, 2012, 04:11:32 PM »
I went and got certified two years ago for NY. Had to take GOL, silviculture and ecology, first aid and cpr. Wasnt cheap. We have to take so many credits within three years to keep our certification. The mill I contract for buys state wood so certification is required which has positives and negatives. I get to cut some of the nicest timber in NY but it seems like everytime it rains I get shut down. Which hasnt been a problem this summer!

I believe you can cover at least some of your continuing ed requirements by attending an online "webinar", such as those offered by the NY Extension Forester (check out  They are offered live about once a month (choice of a noon or evening class), and you can view recorded versions (but I think you have to attend live for credit).  I've tuned in to a couple of them.  They aren't going to teach you to drive a skidder, or give you some magic secret to doubling your production, but most of them are interesting (assuming you have some interest in the subject presented) and well done.
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« Reply #21 on: August 27, 2012, 06:32:34 PM »
I'll have to check that out. Thanks. Im taking my refresher cpr and first aid online when the mill forester's take theres. The courses really aren't that bed. But it seems like every time they have them though I have to drive 2-3 hours to get there. I think the GOL courses are well worth the money.
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Re: Boy, now I'm certified!
« Reply #22 on: September 02, 2012, 07:42:22 PM »
Wait till New York State finds out that Hikers who twist an ankle can sue them. They will have classes to teach you how to walk. Can't imagine they let hunters in the woods with hi power rifles. Some Lawyer will think of a way to sue over these.

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